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Medicaid Coverage for Mental Health

May 7, 2018 Posted by medicare 0 thoughts on “Medicaid Coverage for Mental Health”

Approximately 29% of people who receive health insurance coverage through the Medicaid expansion either have a mental disorder (e.g. schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, clinical depression, anxiety) or a substance use disorder (SUD) such as alcoholism or opioid addiction, or both. As mentioned in our blog post “Mental Health Insurance,” 1 in 5 Adults have a mental health condition. With the concern for mental health becoming increasingly important, how does Medicaid, the nations largest insurer, support those suffering with mental illness as well as the growing prevalence of Americans with mental health problems?  (more…)

Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period

January 19, 2018 Posted by medicare 0 thoughts on “Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period”

The Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period (MADP) lasts from January 1st through February 14th of each year.  During the MADP, a beneficiary can switch from an MA plan to traditional Medicare. The new MADP also provides an opportunity to enroll in a Part D drug plan for those who have not already done so. (more…)

Government Extends Election Period to those Affected by a Weather Related Emergency or Major Disaster

December 1, 2017 Posted by medicare, news 0 thoughts on “Government Extends Election Period to those Affected by a Weather Related Emergency or Major Disaster”

Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, and Nate wreaked havoc in the majority of the south. As such, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands have an extended Special Election Period (SEP) for Medicare beneficiaries affected by the hurricane and flooding. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) says the SEP will run through Dec. 31, 2017.


Medicare Part B Premiums Increasing 23 Percent for Recipients

November 20, 2017 Posted by medicare 0 thoughts on “Medicare Part B Premiums Increasing 23 Percent for Recipients”

Many Medicare recipients should be prepared to pay more for their doctor’s visits and other outpatient care next year. For the 70 percent of Medicare Part B enrollees who currently pay a lower monthly premium due to a “hold harmless” legal provision, their monthly cost will rise by as much as $25 to $134, from the 2017 average of $109, according to information released Friday by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.

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